Folio day @ Uppsala University Library

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Folio day @ Uppsala University Library

Since the Folio Open Source Project was kicked off in June 2016 there has been growing excitement around creating an open, community-driven library services platform for libraries.

Join us for a day at Uppsala University Library to learn and discuss Folio, key technology aspects of the initiative and its potential impact on innovation and transformation of library technologies, as well as EBSCO:s role in the project.


Christopher Spalding - Vice President of Open Source Platforms & Communities, EBSCO

Neil Block - Vice President of Software as a Service, EBSCO

Richard Burkitt - Director of Software as a Services Innovation, EBSCO


9.30-10.00 Registration and Refreshments

10-10.00 Welcome

10-10.30 FOLIO today

  • Learn about the vision of the FOLIO project and where FOLIO stands today. Neil Block will discuss the development status and the community momentum to date.

10.30-11.00 Uppsala University systems thoughts

  • Future system considerations- requirements and opportunities with Opensource

11.00-11.45 FOLIO community and ecosystem

  • Who is currently involved in FOLIO and how can libraries and service providers participate? Christopher Spalding will discuss the shaping of a vibrant global community and the ways that libraries and services providers can join the project.

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12.45-13.30 FOLIO Roadmap

  • Understand how libraries and community partners come together to define how the FOLIO roadmap looks with Richard Burkitt.

13.30-14.00 FOLIO Services and Service Providers

  • Vendors will offer services for libraries that don’t have the resources to host or the staff to support FOLIO. In this session, Neil Block will discuss what services to expect from EBSCO and others.

14:00-14:20 Break

14.20-14:50 FOLIO technical overview with Index Data

  • FOLIO takes a distinctive approach from architectural principles, to UX and the different functional areas that support library operations. This presentation will review the system fundamentals, and talk about FOLIO development work.

14.50-15.30 Folio as an opportunity

  • In this session a delegate from a library will talk about their movitation and plans to work with FOLIO.

15.30-16.00 Open Discussion

  • Summary of the day and open discussion of opportunities and ideas with Christopher Spalding.

Folio is moving fast! Come and hear about the latest news, current development and next steps as well as libraries that are getting involved.

More information to follow – keep tuned.

Follow FOLIO in news media:


Library technology consultant Marshall Breeding says the announced project to create a radically new, open source library services platform opens a new chapter in the library technology industry, “potentially wielding an even greater impact than the advent of commercial LSPs and the latest round of mergers and acquisitions”.

The project aims to create a new platform for library services, with significant conceptual and architectural differences compared to what is known today as unified resource management, or LSP. Rather than becoming a tightly knit, all-inclusive platform, its microservices architecture will support a flexible approach where modules or apps related to any given area of functionality can be inserted or replaced. A layer of technical infrastructure will provide core services, exposing APIs to support functional modules that can be developed by any organization or individual in any programming language. The software will be released with an open source license, friendly to commercial use and available to existing or new library systems providers for jump-starting the modernization of their products.

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